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Jan 4, 2016 Press Release

Aurora, IL – Congressman Bill Foster announced his office has recovered over $1.3 million for constituents in 2015.

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for the Omnibus Appropriations bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2016.

Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against the Tax Extender package, an unfunded collection of tax breaks that would increase the deficit by $622 billion over the next ten years – and an estimated $2 trillion over the next 20 years.  

Dec 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and 13 Members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Speaker Ryan asking for his support for the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). Congress created the OTA in 1972 to provide Congress with nonpartisan analysis of scientific and technical issues, but closed when it was defunded in 1995.

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a bipartisan letter highlighting efforts to encourage girls to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Dec 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) sent a letter signed by 61 Members of Congress urging the House Appropriations Committee to ensure robust funding for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced a bipartisan House resolution to establish December 3rd as national 3D Printing Day.

Text of the resolution is available here. The pair also introduced the legislation in the 113th Congress.

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Bill Foster (IL-11) voted for the conference report on Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The act is the first long-term transportation bill passed by Congress in over a decade and will fund transportation projects for the next five years.

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

Joliet, IL – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced that over $3.2 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services will be awarded to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet, Inc., for the continuation of the organization’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs that serve 750 families in the Joliet Area.

Dec 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to call for justice for Laquan McDonald.

Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.

Text of Foster’s remarks as prepared is below:



In The News

Feb 27, 2013 In The News

Constituents can talk to Foster's staff, ask questions and suggest ideas.

Congressman Bill Foster (D-Naperville), whose 11th District covers Woodridge, announced that he'll open a mobile office in Woodridge to serve constituents. 

Feb 25, 2013 In The News

Young readers’ jaws dropped Friday morning at Georgetown Elementary School, as part of the school’s annual literacy program, D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Georgetown.

Feb 14, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON--Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) State of the Union address Tuesday nigh guest is Keith Bryant, a student trustee at Joliet Junior College.

From Foster: "Bryant is a nontraditional student who began studies at JJC after leaving a career in construction. Bryant is studying network system security and information technology and expects to graduate in May of 2014.

Feb 11, 2013 In The News

Dedicating at least a part of your life to public service is a lesson U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, learned from his father, who helped write federal Civil Rights legislation.

He encouraged students at the Joliet Job Corps winter commencement to discover how they can also serve others.

Feb 6, 2013 In The News

Illinois lawmakers reintroduced the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act, legislation that would waive visas for visitors to the U.S. from countries like Poland.

Feb 5, 2013 In The News

Question: What can bring together local politicians on both sides of the aisle like just about no other issue?

Answer: Apple pie and motherhood, I suppose. But definitely Polish immigration rights.

Jan 25, 2013 In The News

She’d seen posters promoting the D.C. trip, but Nicolette Geron thought she had to be in a specific class to be eligible to go.

When the Naperville Central High School senior found out the trek to the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day was open to everybody, she jumped at the chance.

Jan 15, 2013 In The News

Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Bill Foster sees several problems facing the Fox Valley — a loss of manufacturing jobs, cuts in federal research money and Illinois’ dwindling share of revenue from the federal government.

Jan 11, 2013 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is launching the first of his planned mobile offices for the new 11th Congressional District.

The first location will be offered next week, Monday through Friday, at the Naperville Township Administration Building. The new 11th District serves parts of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet.

Jan 8, 2013 In The News

The office wasn’t quite in order yet. Then again, Bill Foster wasn’t in office yet, either. Not quite.

“It’s an interesting day of semi-organization around here,” Foster said.